Iran denies ministerial meeting with US
Tehran, Iran, February 18
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Iran has denied that its Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is going to meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
“I strongly reject the reports and such a meeting will not be held,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi told ISNA news agency February 18.
Reports had claimed a meeting would be held between Zarif and the new US secretary of state while they were in Germany to attend the Munich Security Conference.
According to the official website of the conference, the top Iranian diplomat is slated to deliver a speech at the international event in the morning of February 18.
More than 500 participants are planned to take part in the event, including 50 foreign ministers, 30 defense ministers, and 90 parliamentarians.